Gregorio de Cespedes

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  • Born: 16th Century
  • Died: 16th/17th Century
  • Titles: Father

Father Gregorio de Céspedes was a Spanish member of the Society of Jesus. In 1593, Céspedes accompanied Christian samurai during the invasion of Korea. He is the author of several texts (letters or other documents) which have survived and give us insight into the European view of Japan.


  • Medina, Jean Ruiz de, trans. John Bridges, The Catholic Church in Korea: Its origins 1566-1784 Istituto Storico S.I. - Roma 1991.